Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Summary: This position is an administrative, supervisory and technical position that is responsible for planning and directing residential and commercial project safety and code compliance.
- Plans, directs, and supervises the Building Inspection employees engaged in the day-to-day activities which directly related to the enforcement of zoning laws and building, electrical, housing, plumbing, heat and air conditioning codes;
- Schedules, assigns, inspects and evaluates work; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; monitors work on a daily basis; reviews and evaluates employee performance;
- Conducts field inspections of residential and commercial construction sites and structures to ensure compliance with city,county, state and federal codes, ordinances and regulations; maintains inspection log;
- Conducts pre-construction meetings;
- Reviews plans and specifications for proposed commercial construction;
- Reviews, inspects and recommends corrective action for drainage and erosion and sedimentation control on individual subdivision and/or commercially developed lots;
- Interprets codes and ordinances for contractors and property owners, answers questions related to building construction, codes and regulations;
- Inspects unsafe buildings to include those that are burned or abandoned and recommends abatement procedures if appropriate;
- Patrols and monitors assigned area including demolition, new construction, renovation, housing violations and basic building and mechanical inspections;
- Inspects buildings for type of occupancy in relation to building type;
- Issues warnings; stops work orders and citations for non-compliance;
- Inputs inspection reports in computer for access and storage;
- Attends and participates in meetings regarding assigned site locations and projects;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Required by the Position
- Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures;
- Knowledge of City, State and Federal building codes;
- Knowledge of modern building construction, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning practices, methods, materials and equipment;
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions;
- Knowledge of generally accepted engineering, construction and building practices;
- Skill in using independent judgment and discretion;
- Skill in prioritizing and scheduling assignments;
- Skill in communicating effectively with contractors, builders, developers, the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
- Skill in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets;
- Ability to understand and interpret building construction plans and specifications;
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred; five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience in construction trade; must possess a Building Inspector and Soil Inspector Certification; must possess valid State of Georgia driver's license; equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
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